The only constant in today’s business world is change, and the Illinois CPA Society’s (ICPAS) annual premier event for accounting and finance professionals promises to have attendees rethinking what it means to be relevant as the accounting profession enters the next frontier of growth, innovation, and transformation. Returning to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. on August 23-24, ICPAS SUMMIT22 is set to offer unparalleled in-person and virtual learning opportunities over the course of the two-day event.
ICPAS SUMMIT22’s more than 50 sessions will be hosted by nearly 60 thought leaders, including keynotes from some of the accounting profession’s most influential people.
The opening keynote, “The State of the CPA Profession: Being Relevant in the Next Frontier,” presented by ICPAS President and CEO Todd Shapiro and ICPAS Board of Directors Chairperson and Managing Partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Chicago office Mary Fuller, CPA, will highlight the many issues impacting the CPA profession, including why CPAs must move beyond being “the most trusted business advisors” to being “the most trusted and strategic business advisors” armed with the skill sets, tool sets, and mindsets to boldly go into the future.
Other keynotes include “Leveraging Technology for Success” by technologist Roman Kepczyk, CPA, CITP, CGMA, LSS BB, director of firm technology strategy at Right Networks; “The Economy in Unprecedented Times” by Derek Sasveld, CFA, former senior investment strategist with BMO Global Asset Management; and “The Future of Work” featuring Shapiro leading a panel discussion with Jim Boomer of Boomer Consulting Inc., Steve Latreille of Ingredion Incorporated, and Kate Ward of KEB LLP.
Beyond the keynotes, innovative learning tracks and workshops will cover the areas of accounting, advisory services, auditing, corporate strategy, ethics, human capital, personal development, tax, and technology solutions, and attendees will be able to learn about the latest products and services from exhibitors like ABGi, BKR, Blue J, Canopy Tax, Center for Corporate Financial Leadership, CPA Charge, Drake Software, GigTel, Go Virtual Office, IRS Trouble Solvers, KBKG, LeaseQuery, Liscio, Mango, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Millennium Trust Company, Pavestep, PlanGuru, Robert Half, SafeSend, Saling Simms Associates, Tipalti, and ZOHO.
“We’re excited to put on our first event once again, where people can attend either in-person or virtually. We’ve brought together some of the top thought leaders in the accounting profession to share the relevant and thought-provoking knowledge needed to succeed in the next frontier,” Shapiro says. “Accounting and finance professionals are being looked to for strategic advice and insight like never before, and this event is a great opportunity to accelerate your transformation into the most trusted and strategic business advisor.”
ICPAS SUMMIT22 attendees can earn up to 16 hours of CPE credit, including 1 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, 2 Ethics, 2 Yellow Book, 7.5 CLE, 8 EA, and 11.5 CFP. For more information or to register, visit www.icpas.org/SUMMIT.